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Landmark Caspian Sea Deal Signed by five Nations

Turkmenistan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, agreed in principle on Sunday how to divide up the potentially huge oil and gas resources of the Caspian Sea, paving way for more energy exploration and pipeline projects. However, the delimitation of the seabed – which has caused most disputes – will require additional …

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Oscars Adds “Popular” Film Category

The organisers of the Oscars said on Wednesday they would create a new award category for popular movies and limit the annual televised ceremony to three hours. In a letter to members, the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also said it would present some of …

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Google Creates Special Search Engine for China

Google works on a special search engine project that will be available only for China. The project titled Dragonfly will be subordinated to Chinese censorship and will block such information as human rights, religion and other similar issues. Google offers a special mobile app, which provides filtered information to Chinese …

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UNWTO Launches First and Largest Competition For Tourism Startups

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is conducting a global hunt for tourism startups that want to transform the industry. The organization, which is part of the United Nations, has announced that it’s partnering with Globalia, a leading tourism group in Spain and Latin America, to launch of the first UNWTO Tourism Startup …

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Apple Is Worth One Trillion Dollars

Apple, a company founded 42 years ago in a Santa Clara Valley garage to make personal computers, is now worth $1 trillion. It becomes the first American company to achieve that feat. A trillion is an unimaginably big number no matter what you’re counting—but especially when it’s money. It’s the …

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NDI: 28% of Population Doesn’t Use Internet

According to the NDI survey, 54% of the respondents use internet every day, at least once a week, at least 1% per month, 5% more rarely, 28% never, and 1% said they do not know what the Internet is. Once a week or more, internet is used in Tbilisi – …

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Robot Sophia to be Keynote Speaker at Global Influencer Day in Baku

Robot named Sophia will be one of the keynote speakers at “Global Influencer Day”, which will be organized with the cooperation of Keepface DMCC and FA International Trade Events on 27th-28th of October in Baku, Azerbaijan. Sophia is humanoid robot developed by Hong-Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. Sophia has artificial intelligence, …

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Huawei Surpassed Apple as the world’s second-largest Smartphone Maker

Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the world’s second largest smartphone maker. It’s the first time in eight years that the US tech giant has not been the number one or two smartphone company in terms of market share. According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), Huawei delivered shipments …

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NHS Health Scotland: E-cigs ‘Definitely’ Less Harmful than Smoking

E-cigarettes are “definitely” less harmful than smoking tobacco, health bodies in Scotland have stated for the first time. NHS Health Scotland said it wanted to “clarify” confusion around the harms and benefits of vaping devices. More than 20 organisations have signed up to the consensus, which was led by NHS …

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